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Old 11-12-2009, 06:06   #1
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Perkins Parts Price Increase

Am looking at a new(to me) boat & need an engine.Original perkins 4-107 so will go back with 107/108 since mounes in boat the same.Contactrd foley engins do not wast your time with thhes people rude & not accomodating.Went to TAD where girl very helpful and she informed there will be an aprox 50% increase in perkins parts after 1 jan.Will offer genuine parts as well as after market.If anticipate need might consider ordering now.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:24   #2
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Most people are changing over to Yamar because they use less fuel and are smaller in size for the HP needed.

Just something to look into.

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Too bad because the Perkins runs great, looks like a real engine, and lasts forever.
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I have a Perkins 4-108 myself and it runs great
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I have a Perkins 4-108 myself and it runs great
Mine too. I've looked at the Yanmar and even though it has a great reputation. It looks kind of delicate. Not as industrial looking as the Perkins.
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Those delicate Yanmars power a lot of water taxis.

I used to do the maintenance on a fleet of them in Maryland.

Out of the eight or so they had only one had a catastrophic failure.

The major problem was the operators and they way they shifted gears ahead astern.
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Those delicate Yanmars power a lot of water taxis.

I used to do the maintenance on a fleet of them in Maryland.

Out of the eight or so they had only one had a catastrophic failure.

The major problem was the operators and they way they shifted gears ahead astern.
I don't doubt it. As I said they have a great reputation and if the need arises I would probably go with Yanmar. Its just that old diesel engines do seem to be overbuilt when compared to newer engines.
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try this www.parts4engines.com I recently carried out a full engine overhauled on my perkins 4.236 engine, the parts cost me a total of 635 pounds and the greek engineer who did the rebuild charged me a total of 2000 euros in labour costs these parts are genuine perkins parts and if in the USA go to Maxiforce who supply and manufacture perkins parts
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